Samsung SDI considering building battery plant in Illinois, says senator

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WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Aug 13 (Reuters) – South Korea’s Samsung SDI Co Ltd (006400.KS) is considering building a battery plant in central Illinois, Senator Dick Durbin told reporters on Thursday.

Durbin said Samsung is in discussions to build a battery plant in Normal, Illinois, according to a video of the press conference posted on the Pantagraph newspaper website. Electric-vehicle startup Rivian has a factory in Normal and said in April that Samsung SDI would supply battery cells for its vehicles.


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